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Jonassen, David H. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1996
Computer-delivered, case-based instruction can provide medical students with valuable clinical diagnostic experiences before encountering real patients. Diagnosis requires physicians to understand and use causal reasoning for prediction. Such reasoning may be scaffolded in the design of computerized learning environments. Scaffolding of causal…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Classroom Techniques, Clinical Diagnosis, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Wells, Karin L.; Marsh, Lawrence C. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1997
Looks at ways in which computer-assisted instruction transforms three traditional aspects of college teaching: lectures are replaced with multimedia presentations; homework becomes electronic, with instant grading and detailed explanations; and traditional office hours are replaced with electronic mail, list-serv, and live screen interaction…
Descriptors: Assignments, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Gray, John S. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1998
Describes use of the little-known Shuttle Puzzle in computer programming to elucidate the process of analyzing a problem and synthesizing observations into an algorithm that can be used to generate a programming solution. The process used to solve the problem reflects one that an expert uses. The method could be adapted for small-group cooperative…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Classroom Techniques, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
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Reeves, Thomas C. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1991
A set of guidelines for evaluating interactive multimedia used in college instruction is offered in the form of 10 "commandments" illustrated with humorous anecdotes. They stress descriptive approaches to research and evaluation, including modeling methods that integrate quantitative and qualitative data. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Media
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Jonassen, David H.; Grabinger, R. Scott – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1992
A discussion of the use of hypertext for college instruction looks at the potential of hypertext to support active construction of knowledge and outlines hypertext applications as a vehicle for traditional computer-assisted instruction, information retrieval, and creation of intentional learning environments and knowledge construction…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Bass, Randall – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1993
Syllabus Builder is a hypertext resource that brings together scholarly, critical, and pedagogical information for literature teachers to use in curriculum development and classroom instruction. Application of the program to enhance a specific American literature anthology is described, illustrated with computer screens. (MSE)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), College Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
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Huntley, John – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1993
Quality evaluation refers to computer operations for categorizing the relative quality of creative work. It can be used in college instruction to involve students and instructors in contrastive perception and distributed judgment of student work, assigning a quantitative measure to group conclusions about the relative quality of a member's work.…
Descriptors: Classification, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs
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Launhardt, Julie; Kahn, Paul – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1992
Uses of Intermedia, computer software designed to help instructors express relationships between concepts in the sciences and humanities, are discussed. The kinds of educational problems Intermedia was intended to address are described, some materials created using it are surveyed, and experiences with Intermedia in various educational contexts…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Concept Formation
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Soderberg, Patti; And Others – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1994
The Genetics Construction Kit is a computer-based learning tool that simulates the phenomena of classical transmission genetics. Its construction kit approach lets users set the parameters of the problem sets to be generated. The program has been used extensively in science education research and curriculum development. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Carlson, Patricia A.; Larralde, Veronica – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 1995
R-WISE (Reading and Writing in a Supportive Environment), a computerized package for teaching critical literacy, is described, focusing on its use in developing reading comprehension. The program eases demands on short-term memory, highlights strategically important aspects of comprehending text, guides internalization and self-initiation of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Courseware